Category Archives: Technology

AllExperts is dead

Quite a number of readers have come to this blog through AllExperts, where I have been answering questions on German law for a decade. With more than a thousand thoroughly answered questions, my profile there was a great source of … Continue reading

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Instagram 1.0

How our grandmothers got their cool Facebook profile photos. (Warsaw, Poland in 1946.)

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Three Generations of Transport

(photographed in Messina, Sicily, Italy in October 2013)

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How to avoid CIA surveillance

Are you also tired of the CIA, the NSA and others spying on you all the time? Are you worried about the heaps of data they are trying to collect? Do you also suck at technology and have no idea … Continue reading

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The Secret Nuclear Program of the Catholic Church

As I stood on top of the Bastion of Saint Remy and looked down over Cagliari, my sharp eyes noticed something suspicious. Can you spot it? Yes, there is a nuclear reactor in the middle of the city. Cleverly hidden in and … Continue reading

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A Bus into the Past

Taking the bus in Transnistria, you are not only going from A to B, but also back to the 1950s or 1960s. With beautiful old curves and colors, for which you otherwise have to turn to Hitchcock films. And some Europeans … Continue reading

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Don’t write me on Facebook!

As you know (at least if you read my blog, as you should), I am constantly striving to become more productive and less distracted. In the latest move to improve my life, I have deleted the Facebook Messenger from my … Continue reading

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